March 20, 2019

Clyde & Co most active disputes firm in England and Wales in 2018

Global law firm Clyde & Co has once again been ranked by The Lawyer's Litigation Tracker as the most active law firm in the English and Welsh courts in 2018. The firm has topped this ranking every year since it was launched in 2016.

The tracker ranks Clyde & Co as the most active firm by number of cases (51) and number of case days (147) for work across dispute types, including  contract disputes,  insurance, arbitration related disputes, personal injury and negligence, and employment.

Clyde & Co is ranked as most active firm in the Commercial Court (advising on 15 cases in 2018) and one of the most active in the Court of Appeal, the Queen's Bench and the Supreme Court.

Emphasising the firm's global reach, it was ranked fourth for disputes for international clients, with 23 cases (45% of the total).

Ben Knowles, partner and chair of Clyde & Co’s Dispute Resolution Practices Group says: "This ranking demonstrates the huge scope and scale of the disputes work we're doing in the UK across disputes types and courts, assisting clients from across our core sectors and beyond in everything from once in a generation, precedent setting Supreme Court decisions to professional negligence cases and employment disputes.

"While this is a ranking of activity in the UK, it also emphasises the international nature of a lot of our work as well as the enduring role of London as a forum for settling disputes, something that is likely to remain whatever the outcome of Brexit."

Clyde & Co cases mentioned in The Lawyer's Litigation Tracker 2018 include two favourable Supreme Court rulings for the firm's clients in Chevron North Sea Limited v HM Inspector of Health and Safety and Volcafe Ltd & Ors v Compania Sud Americana de Vapores. Other cases included the firm representing Glencore PLC & Ors v Space Shipping Ltd in the Commercial Court, CSSA Chartering and Shipping Services S.A v Mitsui O.S.K. Lines in the Civil Division, Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust in dispute with Gerard Joseph Parkinson in the Administrative Division, and Dentons LLP v Lee Victor Addlesse in the Chancery Division.

Clyde & Co is one of the world's leading disputes law firms operating across the world carrying out complex national, international and cross border litigation, arbitration and mediation work across jurisdictions and arbitral centres in emerging and developed markets and on all types and size of dispute. One of the world's top 25 disputes firms by revenue and with the largest disputes practice in London, the firm draws upon its deep sector roots to provide focused dispute resolution services in the construction, energy, marine, trade and insurance sectors.